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I have a 2015 Challenger and it is my understanding that adding Apple Carplay is a hardware problem not just a software upgrade. Assuming that is true, I just found that several vendors (one is Carlinkit) on Amazon are selling USB dongles they say will allow you to add it to my older head unit. Just wondering if anyone has tried this and whether they had any success.

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From what I see you have to install an APK file ON the head unit. I don't think this is/ever will be possible as Uconnect doesn't use the Android OS. I know they added Android auto, but that runs on the phone. Supposedly FCA was going to roll out new head units using the Android OS, but I've seen no sign of that


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From what I see you have to install an APK file ON the head unit. I don't think this is/ever will be possible as Uconnect doesn't use the Android OS. I know they added Android auto, but that runs on the phone. Supposedly FCA was going to roll out new head units using the Android OS, but I've seen no sign of that


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Thanks. The seller wasn't clear and they will sell you anything on Amazon and ebay. I have literally seen bogus adapter cables with two plugs on them that couldn't possible do what they were advertising (analog to digital connections with nothing but a cable and two connectors).
 

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I bought the 7in. Uag radio for my 17 base model sxt, the uag 7in is already equipped with appley car play and adroid auto, purchased the dual usb hub as well from the dealership as well, plugged everything in but never got apple car play to work. My phone would notify me if i wanted to use car play but for some reason it would never pop on the screen. Idk if there something in bcm that allows car play to work or does it need to be enabled by the dealership
 

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Never mind me, lol

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I have a 2015 Challenger and it is my understanding that adding Apple Carplay is a hardware problem not just a software upgrade. Assuming that is true, I just found that several vendors (one is Carlinkit) on Amazon are selling USB dongles they say will allow you to add it to my older head unit. Just wondering if anyone has tried this and whether they had any success.

Thanks!

Bob
I bought an 8.4 UAS (non-nav) radio from an online retailer. I use Android auto all the time to have nav on the big screen. I just plug it into the USB port, after installing Android Auto app on my phone.
Not sure if there is another 8.4 radio or something to fit our cars, but mine works fine.
 

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I bought the 7in. Uag radio for my 17 base model sxt, the uag 7in is already equipped with appley car play and adroid auto, purchased the dual usb hub as well from the dealership as well, plugged everything in but never got apple car play to work. My phone would notify me if i wanted to use car play but for some reason it would never pop on the screen. Idk if there something in bcm that allows car play to work or does it need to be enabled by the dealership
Hi. I have a 2015 Charger with a 8.4" RA4 unit.
I updated it to a UCG (Canadian UAG) from a 2019 Charger.
I also updated the media hub to the one that come with a 2019 Charger : 68294075AC

Everything works... EXCEPT CarPlay, Android Auto, and I also lost Sport Mode.

I do have a B222C code in the radio (Vehicle configuration not programmed) which means my 2015 BCM is missing some settings.

I also had to have the dealer update the TCM as the car was no longer shifting (!!!) with the new radio.

This is a work in progress. I am posting the info here as I have the exact symptoms like michael454rs, and Charger/Challenger share a lot of the electronics. Hope this helps someone.

Next step for me is to try to program 2 missing settings in the BCM, which might fix CarPlay/Android Auto, and if I can't, I will attempt swapping my BCM with one from a 2019 Charger (which I will have to entirely reprogram, not for the faint of the heart).

It would be VERY nice if someone with a 7" UAG/UCG and who has Android Auto and CarPlay working, could use AlfaObd and post a BCM dump. Even if you read this post in a few weeks or months, please do it if you can, it will help people trying to do this type of retrofit !
 
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